October 1, 2016

Hodge’s 149* puts Hurricanes in charge

WICB/PCL 4-day cricket…
– Jaguars 61-3 in response to Hurricanes 430
A maiden First Class century by Montcin Hodge pivoted the Leeward Islands Hurricanes to 430 all out on

Montcin Hodge

Montcin Hodge

day two of their West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Professional Cricket League (PCL) 4-day tournament that continued on Saturday.
Playing at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua, Guyana Jaguars were 61-3 at the close of play with Vishaul Singh (20*) and Devendra Bishoo (02*) at the crease.
Hurricanes resumed the day on 237-3 with Hodge on 74 and Orlando Peters on 29 saw Peters being bowled by Pacer Ransford Beaton on the first ball of the days play.
The Jaguars bowlers found their lines and the home side slipped to 298-7 but the Anguillan born Hodge carried along merrily as he brought up his century and simultaneously, the team’s 300.
A lower-order rally by former West Indies fast bowler Gavin Tonge (59) help the Hurricanes reach their eventual total as the right-handed Hodge was left on 149 not out.
All five of the Jaguars bowlers picked up two wickets a piece, with Christopher Barnwell 2-68 and Veerasammy Permaul 2-77 leading the way.
Jaguars first innings did not get off the to the bets of starts as they lost Test opener Rajendra Chandrika (04) caught behind off the bowling of pacer Alazarri Joseph to leave the score 6-1 in the second over.
In-form Captain Leon Johnson (12) soon fell the same route off the bowling of Tonge as the Jaguars were 23-2.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul (13) fell just after bringing up the team’s fifty in the 26th over but Bishoo and Singh made sure there were no more casualties in the day’s play.
Guyana will begin today still trailing by 369 with seven wickets remaining.

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